WASHINGTON — Porsche Cars North America is recalling 306 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid-electric cars because of a seatbelt problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"Incorrect screws might have been used when re-installing and/or re-securing the seatbelt mount or the seatbelt reel during vehicle service," the NHTSA said in its recall summary. "In the event of a crash, the incorrect bolts may not keep the seatbelts properly anchored to the car, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupants."
Porsche told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any "field cases" in the U.S. market to date.
The company also said in a statement that the mistake in the parts catalog has been corrected.
The affected 918 Spyders were built from February 2, 2015, through July 1, 2015.
The 918 Spyder was manufactured for only one model year. All are being recalled worldwide.
Porsche dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the seatbelt mount and seatbelt reel attaching bolts. A date has not been specified for the recall, but Porsche said it will make contact with all owners. Owners can contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243.
Edmunds says: Owners of these cars should stay in close contact with their Porsche dealer on the timing of the repair.